We’ve got a list of the common relationship mistakes even the smartest women make. Do you find yourself hung up when it comes to these relationship hurdles?
THINKING THEY DON’T KNOW HIM LIKE YOU DO
When everyone has something to say about him, you might want to keep your eye out for signs that they see something you don’t.
TRYING TO CHANGE HIM
You know exactly what he needs to change about himself (and have a plan to help him do better). Unfortunately, you can’t force him to change to your liking.
NOT INVESTING TIME IN THE RELATIONSHIP
Because you’re busy with the million things you do a day to keep your career on track. But if a man is worth it, setting some time aside to spend with him during the weekend could be the key to making things work.
RELYING ON HIS RESUME
We’ve all dated a man who looks good on paper — and learned that it’s not always enough to make it work.
Smart women are used to knowing best, but when older married couples give you relationship advice, take it.
TRYING TO UPGRADE HIM
You want a man who can rise to your level. But a man has to want to climb the ladder. Otherwise, your encouragement is wasted (and he will call it “nagging”).
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT MAN
When it comes to school and your career, you know what you want, plan a route and get there. But love is a different path and passing on a man because he doesn’t meet every one of your requirements might mean that both of you are missing out.
SLEEPING WITH HIM ON THE FIRST DATE
Because it’s 2016 and who still judges women for that? Unfortunately, while a lot of the world has evolved, the real talk is that not everyone is on the same page about jumping in the sack so soon.